Saturday 8th February
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adult – £15
Concessions (over 65) – £10
Secondary and Primary School Children – £5
Raith Rovers travel to Stair Park this weekend, looking for a win that would take them six points clear at the top of League One, with title challengers Falkirk in Scottish Cup action against Hearts.
Last weekend’s excellent away win at Airdrie moved Raith three points clear of the Bairns, and seven clear of third placed Airdrie, however, this Saturday’s venue hasn’t proven to be the happiest of hunting grounds in recent seasons.
The Kirkcaldy side has recorded just one win there from the five previous visits, a 3-0 win on the penultimate day of the 2017/18 campaign, which took them top of the table going into the final day.
There one previous visit there this season yielded no points, with Rovers leading 2-1 thanks to Michael Miller and Brad Spencer heading into the closing stages, but goals from David Dangana and Cameron Elliot in the closing few minutes saw Rovers slip to defeat.
It was a little more straightforward when the two sides met at Stark’s Park back in November, when a brace from Jamie Gullan and a goal from John Baird gave Raith a three goal advantage, before Mark Stewart rounded off the scoring in a 3-1 win.
The Blues have a far better record at home than on their travels however, and they’re also unbeaten in four league games, all four ending in draws, with last week’s 1-1 draw with Falkirk their latest of the bunch.
Last week’s 1-0 win over Airdrie, now means that Rovers have the best away record in the division, quite the turnaround from recent years.
Rovers have the upper hand in this fixture in recent times, with five wins and two draws from the last 10 meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be David Lowe.
Head-To-Head Away League Record Versus Stranraer:
Stranraer Wins: 8 | Raith Rovers Wins: 16 | Draws: 8
Stranraer Goals: 43 | Raith Rovers Goals: 69
Raith Rovers: W-W-D-L-W-W
Stranraer: James Hilton 7 | Cameron Elliott 5
Raith Rovers: Kieron Bowie 9 | Jamie Gullan 7 | Lewis Allan 6
Stranraer: 7/2 | Raith Rovers: 61/100 | Draw: 31/10